1947-48 Providence Steamrollers Roster

Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Team Record: 6-42
Finishing 4th in the BAA's Eastern Division
Coach: Nat Hickey (4-25)
Coach: Albert Soar (2-17)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers Statistics
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers Results

The Providence Steamrollers of the Basketball Association of America ended the 1947-48 season with a record of 6 wins and 42 losses, finishing fourth in the BAA's Eastern Division.

The Steamrollers netted 3,318 points and surrendered 3,873, most in the league. Ernie Calverley tossed in a team-high 559 points for Providence, while George Nostrand and Kenny Sailors scored 11 or more per game, too. Ernie Calverley dished out 119 assists for the squad.

Nat Hickey and Albert Soar coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Hank BeendersC-FJune 2, 19166'5"185LIUHaarlem, HOL
Ernie CalverleyGJanuary 30, 19245'10"145Rhode IslandPawtucket, RI USA
Bill DowneyCNovember 11, 19236'6"210Marquette
Johnny EzerskyF-G6'3"175noneNew York, NY USA
Dick FitzgeraldFNovember 18, 19206'2"175Seton Hall
Pop GoodwinF-CDecember 22, 19206'2"203none
Wyndol GrayG-FMarch 20, 19226'1"175Bowling Green
Nat HickeyG-FJanuary 30, 19025'11"180none
Bob HubbardC-FDecember 27, 19226'6"215Springfield
John JanischF-GMarch 15, 19206'3"200Valparaiso
Jerry KellyFJune 14, 19186'2"172John Marshall
Dino MartinGMay 25, 19205'8"160Georgetown
Ariel MaughanFApril 26, 19236'4"190Utah StateSalt Lake City, UT USA
George MearnsFApril 18, 19226'3"175Rhode Island
George NostrandC-FJanuary 25, 19246'8"195WyomingUniondale, NY USA
Lee RobbinsFFebruary 11, 19226'3"175Colorado
Kenny SailorsGJanuary 14, 19225'10"175WyomingHillsdale, WY USA
Earl ShannonG-FNovember 23, 19215'11"170Rhode IslandProvidence, RI USA
Mel ThurstonGJanuary 16, 19196'0"175CanisiusLockport, NY USA
Jack ToomayC-FAugust 9, 19226'6"215College of PacificOntario, CA USA
Ray WertisGJuly 30, 19235'11"175St. John's (NY)